Pat and Debbie Cunningham Barga are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary this year.
They were married Aug. 16, 1969 by Father William Welch in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville.
He is the son of Vernon and Helen Mannix Barga and she is the daughter of Athern “Buck” and Bettie Higgs Cunningham.
Barga is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (1967-71), having served in Turkey and Japan. He retired form Reynolds and Reynolds in Kettering and now works part time at Monsanto in Greenville.
His wife is retired from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Greenville, but she is still a volunteer teacher and librarian there. Both are active in the church and the school.
The Bargas are the parents of three children: Amy (Gene) Maher of Wayne Lakes, and Karin (Josh) Napier and Kevin (Rochelle) Barga, all of Greenville. Their four grandchildren are Kamryn Coppock, Hayley Maher, Jacob Maher and Sanders Barga.
They will be celebrating this year as they do every year, with an anniversary pizza at the Great Darke County Fair, a tradition they began even before they were married. A celebration with their family is also planned.